Monday, May 11, 2009
Laundry over the Soccer Field
Staying with the soccer field theme, I captured Venice's Sant'Alvise church field, equipped with netting about its old walls and flanked by dancing laundry which keeps score of the games that little Venetians play.
In Italy, all the sports fields are private: belonging to sports clubs or the Catholic church (which is something between private and public and ultimately privileged). Also, all of Venice's greenery is hidden, as well as its few fields. This walled one is a well-kept secret, set in Venice's hidden northern tip and away from any major tourist attractions. It's near the boat stop S. Alvise, as a clue.